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What Steve Bannon Wants to Do to Google

The White House strategist reportedly wants to treat tech giants as public utilities, an idea that some Democrats also support.
Source: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Over the past year, the old idea of enforcing market competition has gained renewed life in American politics. The basic idea is that the structure of the modern market economy has failed: There are too few companies, most of them are too big, and they’re stifling competition. Its supporters argue that the government should do something about it, reviving what in the United States we call antitrust laws and what in Europe is called competition policy.

Stronger antitrust enforcement—it’s.

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